Childbirth Classes Portland, OR

Couples Classes

Get empowered with a Childbirth Class you and your partner will LOVE!

Start learning evidence-based info today—register now!

A message from Scarlett Lynsky, your Evidence Based Birth® Instructor:

When I gave birth for the first time, I was young and naive. Like most people, I sort of stumbled into the care provider I chose, but unlike most, I stumbled into respectful, compassionate, evidence-based care from a Certified Professional Midwife. My birth was exhilarating! Even though my body felt pretty beat up, I had never felt more powerful in my life. As I gathered stories from more and more friends and acquaintances, I realized that my positive birth story was the exception not the norm, which broke–and still breaks!–my heart. As a birth doula for the past 10 years, I see how doctors, nurses and midwives have the best intentions, but are often limited by the flaws in the maternity care system and take power away from the person giving birth in small and large ways. You deserve to have an empowering start to parenthood, and I’m here to help you learn how to work that system to your advantage.

Listen to what some of the first students of the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class have had to say:

“This class is a total gamechanger for us. I’d heard negative stories…I was scared and very on edge. Then once we started taking the class, and when we learned about interventions that I was apprehensive about… It brought us together in that [my partner] understood birth more, and I understood it more. And as soon as I went into labor, we were on. We were a team.”

“I really appreciated how informative it was. I knew a lot about the biology of birth and babies, but what we learned was just very impressive. It was a really good experience—fairly chill, fairly laid-back, and not nearly as stressful and awkward as I thought it might be. All the information—I never would’ve thought there was that much information out there!”

When you take the Evidence Based Birth® Childbirth Class, you will:

  • Get mentored by your own Evidence Based Birth® Instructor!

  • Learn about evidence based care, comfort measures, and advocacy

  • Get prepared, get answers, get empowered!

    Ready to Get Empowered? Register for Your Class Now!

  • Spots in each class are limited (6 couples per class), do not wait to schedule.

*NOTE- There are 6 sessions in this class, 2 in-person sessions (one on Oct. 20th and the other on Nov. 24th), the sessions in-between will be held online using Zoom*

Your Childbirth Class includes:

  • Mentorship from Scarlett Lynsky, experienced EBB Instructor

  • Two in-person classes to practice your labor skills

    • First in-person class Sunday Oct 20, 3-5 pm

    • Comfort Measures Rehearsal Sunday Nov 24, 3-5 pm

  • Five weeks of online videos for you and your partner to watch together

  • BONUS: Breastfeeding and newborn care videos

  • BONUS: Four video chats with your Instructor and classmates!

  • BONUS: Earn points throughout the class to redeem for prizes at the end!

Next class series’ start on:

October 20, 2019

January 19, 2020

What are the registration options?

Basic + Deluxe

Choose the package that works best for you!

Standard package: Includes 3-months access to the online portion of the class, spiral bound workbook, two in-person classes, and four video-chats with your class. Priced at $300.

Deluxe package: Includes 6-months access to the online portion of the class, spiral bound workbook, two in-person classes, four video-chats with your class, and an additional private Zoom session with Scarlett to discuss your birth plan. Priced at $360

Earlybird discounts also available!

Inclusion Policy:

Evidence Based Birth® is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for pregnant persons of any age, religion, race, sexual identity, gender identity, or relationship status.

Refund Policy:

Your payment reserves a spot in the class and is non-refundable, but tickets are transferable with adequate notice and approval from Scarlett.

Questions

If you have questions, just email me at scarlett@hatchlingspdx.com

Rebozo Classes for Parents & Professionals

In this workshop you will learn so much more than mere techniques. You will learn how to incorporate the rebozo into your practice, explore how to connect and communicate more deeply with partners and dads, understand brainwave states and their relevance to the birthing mother, and you will practice using the rebozo for comfort, relaxation, visualization, and establishing intimacy.

Workshops are ICEA approved for 6 CEUs.

Regular registration will be $150.

Lamaze Childbirth Classes

A little chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pelvis curriculum to show you how things work and fit and then describe what early labor looks and feels (like how to ignore the unimportant stuff that just tires you out!), through active labor (Now you can pay attention!), transition and birth. 

What makes birth work – and what breaks it – You can do this! 
You just need a little GPS system – and we’ll show you how to read it! 
Pregnancy discomforts and some practical remedies. 

How to find reliable resources on the pregnancy/birth topics that mean the most to you with evidence based research. This class introduction is full of great information, presented in a fun and relaxing way – that will inspire you and your labor support partner.

P.A.I.N. is not a “four-letter word”; it’s a messenger and it can be used effectively for your baby to tell you what he or she needs you to do, to facilitate descent and exit!

The Induction Seduction! We’ll talk about some hospital procedures in case you need a little help, with enough detail so you can make true “informed consent” or “informed refusal” by being an educated consumer, not a “good patient”. 

Signs & Stages of Labor are described, helping you know the difference between just warming up and The Real Deal! 

Make a simple birth plan right in class.

Then we spend the last hour preparing you and your partner for a more positive postpartum period

Learn ways to ensure that you can be as rested as possible, taking the necessary time and placing healthy parameters around your nest so that you are protected as a new mommy, the nurturer needs nurturing too – and how to teach your visitors to really help out and not hang out.

 

These two classes may be combined into a one-day “Labor in a Day”

Or you may take them over two weeknight evenings – your choice!

LIVE one-on-one Web Class is now available.

Register Now

Lamaze Part 1: Pregnancy & Labor

A little chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pelvis curriculum to show you how things work and fit and then describe what early labor looks and feels (like how to ignore the unimportant stuff that just tires you out!), through active labor (Now you can pay attention!), transition and birth. 

What makes birth work – and what breaks it – You can do this! 
You just need a little GPS system – and we’ll show you how to read it! 
Pregnancy discomforts and some practical remedies. 

How to find reliable resources on the pregnancy/birth topics that mean the most to you with evidence based research. This class introduction is full of great information, presented in a fun and relaxing way – that will inspire you and your labor support partner.

Lamaze Part 2:
Birth & Postpartum

P.A.I.N. is not a “four-letter word”; it’s a messenger and it can be used effectively for your baby to tell you what he or she needs you to do, to facilitate descent and exit!

The Induction Seduction! We’ll talk about some hospital procedures in case you need a little help, with enough detail so you can make true “informed consent” or “informed refusal” by being an educated consumer, not a “good patient”. 

Signs & Stages of Labor are described, helping you know the difference between just warming up and The Real Deal! 

Make a simple birth plan right in class.

Then we spend the last hour preparing you and your partner for a more positive postpartum period

Learn ways to ensure that you can be as rested as possible, taking the necessary time and placing healthy parameters around your nest so that you are protected as a new mommy, the nurturer needs nurturing too – and how to teach your visitors to really help out and not hang out.

Based in Beaverton, Oregon, Brenda conducts classes with couples all across the US.

Feel free to call Brenda to get some clarification OR simply register below.
LIVE WEB CLASSES. Upon completed registration you will receive a list of supplies you’ll want to have on hand for your birth as well as this INTERACTIVE series.

Brenda has been a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator since 2006 and has a dynamic class presence to engage with you in any forum.

Just ask anyone who has experienced these classes. You WILL feel more excited and confident after attending this series of events!

Grab a snack and a tasty beverage and settle in for your very own “Doula One-on-One” childbirth prep session.

 

Current Class Offerings:

September 30th: 

Lamaze #1 LIVE WEB CLASS

WhenMon, September 30, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Virtual Classroom – Zoom Call
DescriptionJoin me in our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM! You may join me on your computer, smart tv or telephone. You’ll be beamed right in to my classroom with all the viewing capabilities of the presentation, demonstrations and you’ll be able to get all of your questions answered live. The next day you’ll receive access to our homework page, allowing you to do additional research on the subjects discussed in our session.

Topics Covered:

Birth Philosophy – where do you stand?

Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices – because everyone wants Healthy!

Anatomy/Chemistry – what makes labor work? what breaks labor?
Common discomforts – and remedies!
Fear vs. Love
Breathing & Relaxation
Registration required for directions & entrance information:
https://www.healthybirthclass.com/calendar/
https://healthybirthclass.com/lamaze-1-2/

Lamaze #2 – Birth & Postpartum LIVE WEB CLASS

WhenTue, October 1, 6pm – 9pmWherehttps://zoom.us/j/821797723?pwd=dE5BQlFkeFZ1ei80TDZDN2dFQ1AxZz09 (map)

Where: Virtual Classroom – Zoom Call

DescriptionJoin me in our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM! You may join me on your computer, smart tv or telephone. You’ll be beamed right in to my classroom with all the viewing capabilities of the presentation, demonstrations and you’ll be able to get all of your questions answered live. The next day you’ll receive access to our homework page, allowing you to do additional research on the subjects discussed in our session.

Part Two begins with the Seduction of Induction. –When does ACOG say it’s a good idea?
Hospital interventions are discussed in a fair Risks vs. Benefits format.
How to time contractions and when to ignore them.
Signs & Stages of labor.
P.A.I.N. is not a 4-letter word!
Gate Control theory
Birth Planning made simple
Postpartum – the first 2-hours, 2 days, 2 weeks and beyond
Your plan for support and survival.


https://healthybirthclass.com/lamaze-1-2/

Registration required for directions & entrance information:
https://www.healthybirthclass.com/calendar/

We have a class or package just right for you: Weekday mornings, evenings or an all day Saturday event.

 

Click on any choice to register.

Labor in a Day/#1&#2 – $160

Pregnancy Trio/ #1, #2, #3 – $225*

Comfort Measures #3 only – $80

Breastfeeding #4 only – $80

Newborn Care #5 only – $80

The Works! #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 – $350*

*Save $15-$50 by choosing a package

Private Class – $225
Up to 3 hours of the subjects that matter most to you.

Pre-recorded Online Class – $60-$250
Ideal for travelling partners or as a makeup if you miss one of your sessions.